Royal Spyness
Books in series11
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 562 ratings)
  • 0.5
    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor: A Royal Spyness Novella | Rhys Bowen

    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor: A Royal Spyness Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball at Broxley Manor. Georgie is uncertain why she was invited, until she learns that the royal family intends to marry her off to a foreign prince, one reputed to be mad.

    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

    Might try the author again. Definitely NOT the same narrator.

    Reviewed on 13 March 2015 by Moira Murphy ()
  • 1
    Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Body found in Dukes bath!!!

    This series of audiobooks is among the best for easy listening. Lots of humorous episodes with a minor Royal who also has a cockney grandad.

    Reviewed on 09 April 2014 by Mr. F. Hartshorn (Leicester, UK)
  • 2
    A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    Murder in the bookshop (almost a library)

    I have the printed version but have not opened it since listening to this great audio edition read by Katherine Kellgren.

    Reviewed on 14 April 2014 by Mr. F. Hartshorn (Leicester, UK)
  • 3
    Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

    A throughly good listen

    This book would be in my top ten, along with the previous two by this author.

    Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by Mrs. Rm Walters (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.)
  • 4
    Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.

    excellent

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next installment. excellent, fabulous great read.

    Reviewed on 26 October 2015 by Marcia (Middlesex, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

    Not as good as the rest.

    This was okay, but not the best. The story was a little lacklustre, and to be honest I'm getting a little sick of the 'all British men are secretly ra..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 September 2015 by L ()
  • 6
    The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery | Rhys Bowen

    The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me-well, actually, my true love, Darcy O'Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I'm snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

    Murder with style

    Classy
    Funny
    Whodunit

    Reviewed on 02 December 2013 by Emma (Denny, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Heirs and Graces: A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 7 | Rhys Bowen

    Heirs and Graces: A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (43)

    As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back....

    Not as good as it should have been

    I hated the ending, pretty disgraceful to be honest.

    Reviewed on 25 August 2014 by Mrs. Rm Walters (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.)
  • 8
    Queen of Hearts | Rhys Bowen

    Queen of Hearts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (35)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal - but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene...

    Not my favourite

    I will probably try other Rhys Bowen books, but I really am not impressed with Katherine Kellgren anymore.

    Reviewed on 25 August 2014 by Mrs. Rm Walters (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.)
  • 9
    Malice at the Palace | Rhys Bowen

    Malice at the Palace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    While my beau, Darcy, is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the queen - especially one that includes lodging. The king's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London, and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history.

    Interesting book, really enjoyed the characters

    The narrator as usual was brilliant, able to use her voice to make different characters sound unique.

    Reviewed on 02 December 2015 by Miss V E Priestley ()
  • 10
    Crowned and Dangerous | Rhys Bowen

    Crowned and Dangerous

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules...

    The Winter Warmer

    I love these books, they are so easy to listen to while I work and are both funny and highly enjoyable. They have a very vintage feel to them and lack..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 September 2016 by Elinor ()